Go on, be a sport!

For her July blog, YFA volunteer Val has turned her attention to that perennial summer favourite: the sports day.  Whether you were a super-speedy sprinter, one heck of a hurdler, a Titan at the tug o' war, or excelled at the egg and spoon, there’s something here to bring back (hopefully!) happy memories.

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses"

June: a month of long bright days, beautiful gardens, the scent of the wisteria, cream teas and village fêtes, a nostalgic picture of Britain from the past when the sun always seemed to shine. YFA volunteer, Val Baxter, has been enjoying an array of films on a horticultural theme, and here she shares her picks of the bunch ...

Love is in the Air

The month of June, named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno, is all about weddings and this June we're celebrating the marriage of our NEFA colleague, Dave Parsons, and his partner Rachel, who tied the knot on June 3rd. We wish them every joy and happiness, and to send them on their way, we're taking a look at some of the wonderful weddings captured on film in our collection.

National Walking Month

With National Walking Month upon us, plus brighter days and longer evenings, what can be better for your wellbeing than a daily stroll?  A quick ask around our office reveals a mixed result of casual walking to work to the more serious 20,000 steps a day, but if you don’t have time you can let the camera do the walking, while you sit back and enjoy the views.  

Welcome to the North East, Mr President!

Over time, United States presidents come and go … and 40 years ago one came to Tyne & Wear. In the year of one of the most unpredictable US presidential election in living memory, we look back to a memorable day in the 1970s when a brand new US President, Jimmy Carter, spent a day in the North East on his first overseas trip.

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Archive Picks

A SUMMER’S DAY

A man’s summer skinny-dip leads to romance on the beach in this sweet comedy filmed by Keith Venn, a member of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). The film won 2nd prize in the 1962 IAC North East Regional Film Competition and won the Newcastle ACA’s Norman...

Film ID: 21409 Year: 1961

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